Happy Bastille Day!
July 07, 2010
This month, in honor of Bastille Day, the Diversity Display will be on... France!
"Why is it called Bastille Day?"
The Bastille was a castle built in the 14th century. It was later converted into a prison. On July 14, 1789, Parisians stormed the prison. They freed the prisoners and took the building apart stone by stone. For the French people, the Bastille was a symbol of their oppression by the king and queen. The storming of the Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution, a struggle that helped the people gain their independence."
Hope you enjoy the display, and Happy Bastille Day!
Amy Jo : )